Royal Hotel Minamiawaji
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Family-friendly hotel at the southern tip of Awaji Island Aug 05, 2011
We went on a weekend trip to Awaji Island with our friends.
As our party included three young children, we had to choose a family-friendly place to stay. My friend did some research, and we decided on Minami-Awaji Royal Hotel.
This is an old hotel, but it is fairly well-kept and clean. It is 7-story high and has about 330 rooms. We booked two rooms, one of which my son and I stayed in. The room is very spacious; there is a carpeted area with two beds, and also an area with tatami mats where you can have tea, or can stretch and relax. I liked the feature. The room came with Yukata robes to sleep in.
As in many of Japanese inns/hotels, the fee included both dinner and breakfast. They were served at a restaurant on the fist floor. The dinner was Japanese fare made from local ingredients. Being near the ocean, the seafood was wonderful. For kids, children-friendly meal was served (they looked good, too!). Breakfast was a buffet with a huge variety of food, from western food like omelet and sausages to Japanese food like grilled food, vegetables, and soup. The service of the restaurant staff was excellent. Meal time could be frustrating with little kids, but they were very helpful, and we all could enjoy the meal.
This hotel also has an onsen (hot springs). There are both indoor and outdoor tubs (separate for men and women), and guests can take a bath any time between 5 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. We could not stay for long since the water was too hot for kids, but it was still nice and relaxing.
There is a large outdoor swimming pool, and kids had a great time in the water. Not crowded at all, and the water was very clean.
We had a comfortable stay at Minami-Awaji Royal Hotel. It is an old place that could use some face-lift in the near future; however, the staff was very polite, friendly, and helpful. I will recommend this place, especially for family travelers.
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Royal Hotel Minamiawaji Overview
The resort hotel is located in south east part of Awaji island floating on Seto Inland Sea. It is 30minutes drive from the hotel to famous Onaruto bridge over Naruto strait, which is well-known as a view point of whirling waves. There is no train service on Awaji island. From Osaka and Kobe, major cities of West Japan, public transfer bus runs to Fukuura bus terminal in the island. (Duration: 140 minutes from Osaka and 90 minutes from Kobe/Sannomiya) From the bus terminal, it takes approximately 10 minutes by car to the hotel.
Awaji island is the biggest island in Japan, with 700 kilometers area, located between the main land of Hyogo prefecture and Tokushima prefecture. The hotel also has hot spring baths both indoor and outdoor, several banqueting and meeting rooms.
It is a modern, seven-storey white building, overlooking famous Seto Inland Sea. Wings radiate out in three directions.
All rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are small but kept in good condition.
It is large with some sitting space.
There are some choice of restaurants from Western, Japanese and Western Cuisine.
10 kms to city centre, 200 kms to the airport (kansai), 30 kms to the airport (tks), 30 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 5 km to the nearest beach.
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